In our Furniture Faves series, we highlight classic pieces, tip you off to good furniture retailers and help you figure out how to make the most of your midcentury space.

Want a statement chair in your living room that will rock the socks off visitors and instantly proclaim your home’s midcentury vibe? Meet the Jerry Johnson Sling Rocker. This 1964 piece is made with bent walnut plywood and a variety of fabrics. Johnson also designed a non-rocking chair, but the rocker is the hot ticket item.

Stay on the lookout when you shop at estate sales and flea markets. The chair is rare and costs a pretty penny—even more if it has the original fabric in good condition. If you’re in the market, here are a couple of options currently for sale:

Source: Etsy.

 

Source: Etsy.

 

Source: 1stdibs.

 

Source: 1stdibs.